EXCLUSIVE: Shochiku has acquired Pan Nalin’s Final Movie Present (Chhello Present) for Japan and has set a theatrical launch on January 20. Final Movie Present is among the many 15 movies shortlisted for Worldwide Characteristic Oscar and the primary Indian title to make the minimize in 21 years.
The Gujarati-language film is a semi-autobiographical drama that pays homage to the cinema of the previous — a reminder of childhood innocence and the common magic of the films. It follows Samay, a 9-year-old boy residing along with his household in a distant village in India who discovers movies for the primary time and is totally mesmerized.
Final Movie Present made its World Premiere because the Opening Movie of Highlight at Tribeca and has had a robust pageant profession, profitable such prizes as Greatest Image at Spain’s Valladolid, Viewers Favourite at Mill Valley and the Los Angeles Asian World Movie Competition’s Snow Leopard for Greatest Image. It’s also an official choice at this month’s Palm Springs Worldwide Movie Competition.
Reiko Hakui, Head of Acquisition at Shochiku mentioned, “We fell in love with this lovely and galvanizing story immediately. This movie shouldn’t be solely a love letter to cinema, but in addition full of affection in the direction of household, buddies and the pure innocence of following your dream no doubt. We’re honored to introduce this glorious gem from India to the Japanese viewers.”
Nalin, who additionally wrote the movie, added, “Shochiku began making films greater than 100 years in the past, It’s not solely a studio however a monument to Japanese Cinema, and main a milestone within the historical past of Cinema. As a younger movie buff, I should have watched Shochiku Studio’s movement brand a whole bunch of occasions earlier than the beginning of flicks from masters like Kurosawa, Ozu, Yamada, Nakata; so as we speak it appears like a dream come true that Shochiku brand will spearhead Final Movie Present when it opens throughout Japan.”
The movie is produced by Dheer Momaya (Jugaad Movement Image), Siddharth Roy Kapur (Roy Kapur Movies), and Nalin (Monsoon Movies) in co-production with France’s Virginie Lacombe (Virginie Movies) and Eric Dupont (Incognito movies). Samuel Goldwyn Movies is the U.S. distributor.